Asia awards 2012 - shortlist revealed

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The nominations for this year’s IFLR Asia awards have been announced. For all the deal and team of the year shortlists, please see below. National law firm of the year award winners will be announced on the night.

The law firms listed on each deal are based on preliminary research and submissions. If your firm advised on one of these deals but we do not have you listed, please email Lucy McNulty at lucy.mcnulty@euromoneyasia.com

The awards ceremony will take place on February 23 in Hong Kong.

To reserve your table please email Simon King at simon.king@euromoneyasia.com or +852 2842 6936.

DEBT & EQUITY LINKED DEAL OF THE YEAR

Danga Capital sukuk
Kadir Andri & Partners
Linklaters
Zaid Ibrahim & Co

ICBC (Asia) offshore Renminbi capital issue
Allen & Overy
Linklaters

Baosteel Group offshore Renminbi bond issuance
Allen & Overy,
Fangda Partners
Jingtian & Gongcheng
Linklaters

Cheung Kong Bond Securities
Allen & Gledhill
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Maples and Calder

Hoang Anh Gia Lai joint stock company high yield bonds
DFDL Mekong
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Vietnam International Law Firm
Vilaf
YKVN

Thailand inflation-linked bond
Baker & McKenzie

Lotte Shopping dual-currency convertible bond
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
Shook Lin & Bok
Yulchon

EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Prada IPO
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Fangda Partners
Slaughter and May

Hutchison Port Business IPO
Allen & Overy
Allen & Gledhill
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jun He Law Offices
King & Wood
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Hui Xian Reit IPO
Baker & McKenzie
Commerce and Finance Law Offices
Guantao Law Firm
Linklaters
Maples and Calder
Wilkinson & Grist
Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Sun Art IPO
DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith
Jun He Law Offices
King and Wood
Lee and Li
Proskauer Rose
White & Case


SBI Holdings’ Hong Kong Depository Receipts offering
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Nishimura & Asahi
Paul Hastings
Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom

SECURITISATION AND STRUCTURED FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR


TORRENS Series 2011-1(E) Trust
Allen & Overy
Blake Dawson
Mallesons Stephen Jaques


CapitaLand refinancing

Allen & Gledhill
WongPartnership

Korea Airlines ticket receivables
Kim & Chang
Lee & Ko
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
O’ Melveny & Myers
Richards Layton & Finger
Walkers

Sarawak / Equisar International notes
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Chooi & Company
Shearn Delamore & Co
Linklaters

ING funding for Hyundai Card
Ashurst
Kim & Chang
Linklaters
Shin & Kim
Walkers

M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR

Tongjitang Chinese Medical
Baker & McKenzie
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Hogan Lovells
Shearman & Sterling
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Thorp Alberga
Walkers

CAIGA/Cirrus Industries
Dewey & LeBeouf
King & Spalding

BP/Reliance
Allen & Overy
AZB & Partners
Linklaters
Talwar Thakore & Associates
Vinson & Elkins

Vedanta/Cairn India
Allen & Overy
AZB & Partners
Linklaters
Latham & Watkins
Talwar Thakore and Associates

Maybank/Kim Eng 
Allen & Gledhill
Chandler & Thong-ek
Shook Lin & Bok
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Walkers
WongPartnership

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR

Saban - PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk Pipe
Latham & Watkins
Melli Darsa & Co
O’Melveny & Myers

Affinity Equity Partners - Tegel Foods
Allen & Overy
Buddle Findlay
Chapman Tripp
Freehills
Minter Ellison
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Russell McVeagh

TPG/Northstar - BFI Finance Indonesia
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Makes & Partners
Melli Darsa & Co

TPG, Shriram - Vishal Retail
AZB & Partners
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Kochar & Co
Trilegal Partners
Zeus Law Associates


Hyva Holdings - Unitas Capital

Allen & Overy
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Herbert Smith
Houthoff Buruma
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal

CVC - Hung Hing Printing
Ashurst
Clifford Chance
Oh-Ebashi

RESTRUCTURING DEAL OF THE YEAR


PT Mobile-8 Telecom notes restructuring

Clifford Chance
O’Melveny & Myers


Alinta deleveraging
Allens Arthurs Robinson
Baker & McKenzie
Freehills
Mallesons Stephen Jaques


Centro Properties

Allens Arthur Robinson
Arnold Bloch Leibler
Bracewell & Giuliani
Clayton Utz
Freehills
Gilbert & Tobin
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Weil Gotshal & Manges


Wanhua / BorsodChem

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Kirkland & Ellis
Shearman & Sterling
WongPartnership


Lehman Brothers minibonds
Allen & Overy
Chadbourne & Parke
Hogan Lovells
Mallesons Stephen Jaques
WongPartnership

PROJECT FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR

Mong Duong 2 BOT Power Plant project financing
Bae Kim & Lee
Haiwen Law Firm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Loyens & Loeff
Little & Co
Lee & Ko
NautaDutilh
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
Richards, Layton & Finger
Shearman & Sterling
YKVN
Yulchon

Financing of Jurong Aromatics
Al Tamimi & Company
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Bae Kim & Lee
C&A Law
Inca Law
Latham & Watkins
Lee & Lee
Norton Rose
Maples & Calder
Morris Nichols
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law
Run Ming
Rajah & Tann
Rodyk & Davidson
Wong & Leow
Solomon Harris
Yuan Wen Shanghai Law
WongPartnership

Islamic financing for PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler
Clifford Chance
HHP
Mochtar Karuwin Komar
Norton Rose
White & Case
Wiriadinata & Saleh

Project Baha Mar
Allen & Overy
Graham Thompson
Higgs & Johnson
Lennox Paton
Linklaters
Proskauer Rose
Shearman & Sterling
Wachtell Lipton Rosen and Katz

Project financing for Jhajjar
Amarchand Mangaldas
Clifford Chance
Linklaters

TEAMS OF THE YEAR


Debt and equity-linked

Allen & Overy
Baker & McKenzie
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters


Equity

Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith
Linklaters


Securitisation and structured finance

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Mallesons Stephen Jaques
O’Melveny & Myers
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe


M&A

Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Private equity
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Clifford Chance
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Linklaters
Weil Gotshal & Manges


Restructuring

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells 
Mallesons Stephen Jaques


Project finance

Allen & Overy
Hogan Lovells
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Latham & Watkins
Shearman & Sterling


Offshore team of the year

Appleby
Conyers Dill & Pearman
Maples and Calder
Walkers


Regional law firms of the year

Allen & Gledhill
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Kim & Chang
King & Wood
Mallesons Stephen Jaques


China practice of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith
Linklaters
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


Most innovative US law firm of the year

Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Latham & Watkins
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Shearman & Sterling

In-house debt and equity-linked team of the year
JP Morgan
HSBC
Citi
Deutsche Bank
Credit Suisse


In-house equity team of the year

Citi
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
Morgan Stanley


Pro bono law firm

Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Hogan Lovells
Lee & Li
Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


International law firm of the year

Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Linklaters
Shearman & Sterling